Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra Post

EVO RiverFest Tribune Article

The Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra played at the Riverfest After Party in August, 2018. Here is an article on the band from the Guelph Tribune. Excerpt Those looking to keep the party going after the first night of Riverfest Elora on Friday can certainly do so at The Elora Brewing Company. The night is a big…

Bei Mir Bist Du Shein

I keep thinking I first heard the song “Bei Mir Bist du Shein” (translation: “To Me You Are Beautiful”) on a Bob Dylan “Theme Time Radio” show many years ago, but I can’t seem to find the episode in my archive. I had seen the title while perusing a list of songs by that great…

Fats Domino

Fats Domino passed away last week. I meant to post something but my son, Jay, beat me to it. This is his post on jaypeterson.ca. Here is his guest post on Fats Domino. I should note that as the dad walking his son past the CD bargain bin in Sears, his adventures discovering new/old music…

EVO’s Album Release Trailer

It’s finally here! Be the first to buy our debut album at the Red Brick Café Album Release Party! Get there early to secure good seats. Here is the trailer for our debut album, “Last Chance To Dance.” We’ll start selling the CDs and Vinyl Albums in September, 2017. It shows footage from the band…

EVO in the Recording Studio

In February, the Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra entered Turtleshell Studio on the edge of Guelph to record our first album. We came in well-rehearsed after a series of gigs. Over the next four days we laid down 10 songs. There are six covers and four originals. We hope to have the album out in the coming…

Choo Choo Ch’Boogie

The song “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie” is one of the first songs that Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra learned.  It’s a shuffle and for me it epitomized “Jump Blues” from the late forties.  In fact the recording by ”Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five” was on the R&B charts for 18 weeks in 1948.  I loved the song…

Chuck Berry

Chuck Berry passed away this week. He was 90 years old. I had heard of Chuck Berry, like a lot of my generation, through the Beatles and the Rolling Stones’ covers. I first saw Chuck perform at my very first rock festival called “Pop 69” at Toronto’s Varsity Stadium in 1969.   I had never…

Last Chance to Dance – Live Video

Matty of Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra

We have started adding original songs to our set list, and we’ve recorded a video of one of Matty’s called “Last Chance to Dance”. It should be out in the spring. Here is the song during our latest performance at the Red Brick Cafe. Below is Matty’s comment on how the song grew. “This Could…

Three Cool Cats

In today’s post, I wanted to talk about the song “Three Cool Cats”.  The Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra has been covering this song from almost the beginning of the band. It was a 1958 song that was written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller who were the subject of an earlier post. It has been described…